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  • Photograph published on 10th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Nottingham
Thomas Henry was born in 1898 the son of Thomas a labourer and Elizabeth Woolley née Boultby who were both born in 1878 at Nottingham.They were married at St Paul's Church Nottingham on 19th December 1894 and had 11 children all born at Nottingham - Jane Elizabeth b.1895, Thomas Henry b.1898, Eliza b.1899, Mary Ann b.1901, Albert John b.1904, Samuel b.1906, Charles b.1907, Ernest b.1909, John Robert b.1911, Edith b.1913, Henry b.1914. In 1911 the family lived at Bromley Street Nottingham. Thomas senior was a bricklayer's labourer and Elizabeth a blouse clipper.
13 May 1915
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Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Henry Woolley enlisted at Nottingham on 10th June 1914 stating he was 18 but, born in 1898, he was actually 16. He was a fitter. His next of Kin was his mother Elizabeth 12 Nile Street Nottingham. He joined the 4th Special Reserve Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. He went out to France on 27th December 1914 and served with the 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters.
He is buried in Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery. His father Thomas (senior) also served during the Great War , he served in the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters , he was killed in action on 16th September 1916, he is buried in Serre Road Cemetery No 2 Beaumont Hamel. In memoriam published 13th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- WOOLLEY. – In loving memory of Private Thomas Henry Woolley, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action, May 13th, 1915. He is gone, but not forgotten, and as dawns another year in our lonely hours of thinking thoughts of him are always near. – Sorrowing mother, brothers, and sisters, and father (in France). “WOOLLEY. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Thomas Henry Woolley, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action May 13th, 1915. There's never a morn nor night returns but what we think of thee. – From sister and brother Lizzie and Harry.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph published on 10th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Thomas Henry Woolley - Photograph published on 10th June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Thomas Henry Woolley at Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery is courtesy of David Alton
    Thomas Henry Woolley - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Thomas Henry Woolley at Le Touquet Railway Crossing Cemetery is courtesy of David Alton